The first Test against New Zealand may be over by the time fans in Bangladesh wake up and turn on their television sets today if the Tigers keep batting the way they have so far in the game.
The sights of a batsman falling to the ground while trying to survive a bouncer and a tired bowler with his head down have been features of the Bangladesh cricketers as they head towards a comprehensive defeat in the first of the three-match Test series against New Zealand at Seddon Park.
Bangladesh's troubles away from home, especially in Tests are well known. They crumbled in extraordinary fashion in the West Indies last
When Henry Nicholls was batting with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson during the 100-run fourth-wicket stand yesterday, there
New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner said his five wickets were the just reward for the hard work he put in, especially bowling short deliveries and putting in a lot of effort into his overs, after getting Bangladesh bowled out cheaply on a decent wicket to bat on on the first day of the Hamilton Test.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said they have only themselves to blame after folding for 234 despite making an excellent start in the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton today. The left-hander, who got out for a 128-ball 126, saw his teammates giving their wickets away cheaply on a surface which looked greenish but offered little assistance to the bowlers.